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Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day

Happy Friday! I love friday's then again who doesn't! :).

This weeks challenge was Mother's Day.  I kind of struggled with what to colour up for this challenge, rummaged through my bella binders looking for the perfect image.  I kept flipping back to the flower section, so that's what I ended up doing.
It's been almost 2 yrs since I lost my Mom, and every year for Mother's Day, she would want flowers for her garden. She loved flowers, any color, any kind.  They always made her smile.

So for the card, I decided to colour up Wildflower Trio.

Stamped it on bella's bestest paper and coloured with prismacolour pencils.  I based my colours on the designer papers from Memory Box.  Purples are one of my favourite colours, but sometimes find it hard to match cardstock with, because there are so many tones of purple out there, some with pinkish tones, some with blue tones.  I cut out the flowers using labels #18 s/binder die then layered it onto some deep purple c/s cut with labels #9 die. I left the die in place and sponged some versamagic spring pansy ink around the image.
Finished it off with stitching, glitter, ribbon, prima flowers and some punched leaves using Martha Stewart leaf punches.

If you would like to see more Mother's Day entries, hop on over to Bloggabella to see what the other babes and sistahs did this week.

Next weeks challenge is May flowers - images, paper, anything flower goes!  Email Emily your card by thursday night to have your name entered into the draw for a chance to win some bella bucks.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.



Ebru Vatansever said...

That is such a sweet card Pauline, I love the purple and the green tones !!
Hey you can enter that for next weeks challenge as well :o) hehehe

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

I love this-what beautiful flowers for your Mom. I'm sure that Mother's day is bittersweet for you but I am sure she would LOVE these and be proud of her very talented daugther!!!

Susan said...

What a beautiful card!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said... your flower embelishment...totally classy!

Carla Murphy said...

Pauline this is so beautiful. I love the flower & greenery, colouring, paper - the whole enchillada!!

Leslie said...

Just beautiful!! Love the purples and the way you used the nesties!

Crafty Cath said...

Our mind has a way of directing us to our comfort zones doesn't it? This is a lovely card. I'm sure your Mom would have loved it. I really like the flower and leaf embellishment. So pretty.

Dana White said...

Pauline this is stunning! The flowers are beautiful it's nice that you settled on a flower image since that is what your mom always loved.